Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 20 February 2018


• Brimbank Female Football Festival

• Get In2Sport

• Special Musical Workshop

• Free Meningococcal Vaccine 

• Have Your Say

• Announcements - Hampshire Road Upgrade; Next Council Meeting

Brimbank Female Football Festival

The Brimbank Female Football Festival will bring the world game of soccer to women across Brimbank and the western region.

Enter a team in the women’s 7-a-side tournament ($35 per team), learn new skills, take part in a coaching course or try out the social Soccer Mums program.

Other Brimbank Female Football Festival activities include:

  • ALDI MiniRoos Kick-off (Mixed), 9.30-10.30am & 4-5pm: A free, fun introduction clinic to Football for boys and girls 4-9 years.
  • City Girls Clinic, 10-11am & 1-2pm: Melbourne City FC proudly presents a free Girls Only Clinic for girls 10-15 years.
  • Soccer Mums, 11am-12noon & 12noon-1pm: A free, fun and safe introductory program for mums to get fit and learn basic Football skills.
  • Female only MiniRoos Coaching Course, 2-5pm: A free, practical coaching course that enables you to organise fun football exercises and teaches you the basic rules of the game.

See You There!

  • When: Sunday 4 March 2018, 9am-6pm
  • Where: Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park (Synthetic Soccer Pitches)
  • Cost: $35 per team for women’s 7-a-side tournament.

The festival is presented by Brimbank Council and Football Federation Victoria (FFV), with support from Victoria Police and Melbourne City FC.

All other activities at no charge. For more information and to register for activities visit Brimbank Female Football Festival (BFFF).


Apply Now to Get In2Sport 

Now's the time to apply for Brimbank’s sports membership subsidy program, In2Sport.

Applications for everyone are now open.

Under the program, children aged between six and 18 years are eligible to apply for up to $200 financial help (up to 75 per cent of the membership cost) to contribute to club fees. They must live in Brimbank and are a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card holder.

In2Sport is a Winner!

In2Sport has been extremely successful in helping kids across Brimbank join in local sports.

Since the program was first introduced in early 2013 we’ve provided more than 2000 subsidised sports club memberships to help more than 1300 kids get involved in local sports.

Of these subsidised memberships, almost 900 have been for kids who had never played sport before.

This round of the 2017/2018 program will consider applications for participation in winter and year round sports including soccer, AFL football, rugby union, tennis, netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton.

The subsidy for successful applicants is passed on directly to the sports clubs through Brimbank City Council.

Apply Now

To apply, simply fill out an application form and submit it to Council along with a copy of your family’s health care or pension card.

Application forms are available online at In2Sport or pick up a copy at a Brimbank leisure centre, library, customer service centre or your local sporting club.

For more information call 9249 4000 or email

In2Sport Brimbank is supported by Cricket Victoria and Football Federation Victoria.


Special Musical Workshop

Join guest musician Ajak Kwai, an icon of Australian Sudanese music, and the Brimbank Multicultural Community Choir for two choral workshops. You'll have the chance to perform with Ajak and the choir in her headline show at the Bowery Theatre on 23 March.

  • Monday 26 February and Monday 5 March 2018, 7-9pm
  • St Albans Community Centre (STACC), Princess Street, St Albans
  • No charge

To register for the workshops email or call 9249 4600.


Free Meningococcal Vaccine

To continue to combat increasing cases of meningococcal disease, a free meningococcal vaccine program is available until 31 December 2018, for young people aged 15 or 16.

Eligible Year 10 students can get the free vaccine at their secondary school, from their GP or through our Council immunisation sessions. For more information call 9249 4000.


Have Your Say

Imagining Brimbank in 2040

The Brimbank Community Plan is being reviewed to ensure it reflects the aspirations of our community. The new community plan will be a shared long term vision for Brimbank in 2040.

Submissions close Sunday 25 February. For more information visit our Have Your Say page

Planning the Future of Sydenham Park

You’re invited to share your ideas for the future of Sydenham Park, in Keilor North. Consultation is open until Wednesday 28 February. To have your say, visit our Have Your Say page.



Hampshire Road Upgrade

Upgrade works to a section of Hampshire Road, Sunshine opposite the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre and the south side of Service Street to Dawson St, will soon begin. The works are scheduled for completion mid-2018.

The improvements include additional seating, raised pedestrian crossings and improvements to lighting and pedestrian access.

Access to businesses will be as normal. There'll be some lane and overnight road closures. To ensure safety during construction, sections of footpath on the east side of Hampshire Road and along Service Street will be temporarily closed. There'll be signs to help you find your way around. For more details visit Hampshire Rd Upgrade or call 9249 4000.

Next Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 20 February, 7pm

Ordinary Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine. Meetings are open to the public. Meeting agenda and minutes can be found at Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Online Services

Brimbank City Council is offering more and more online services. By registering an account you will create your own personal dashboard for easy pre-populated access to a range of services.

Whether it’s lodging a service request, paying your rates, paying your pet registration, or submitting a planning application you’ll get what you want done easier and faster on the Brimbank website. To register, please visit